This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we’re equally as excited about their online proposition.
This piece is a chance to hear a now famous discussion which TopMedTalk recorded at the Peroperative Quality Initiative (POQI) at Washington Duke University in Durham. The discussion is predominately about total body water, electrolytes and the movement of fluid around the body; the idea of circulation of interstitial fluid; the Starling Curve and lymphatics; sodium balance and, at the end, there’s a moment when the speakers agree to disagree about whether saline is “abnormal” or not.
If you would like to find out more about IFAD go here: https://www.fluidacademy.org/
Presented by Monty Mythen and Henry Howe with their guests Tom Woodcock, an independent consultant in patient safety, medical law and ethics, and Manu Malbrain, Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology Vrije University in Brussells.